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A woman deals with an unsettling presence throughout her life.
A woman deals with an unsettling presence throughout her life.
37 backers pledged $10,116 to help bring this project to life.

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A woman deals with an unsettling presence throughout her life.

Don't Forget Me

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'Don't Forget Me' is a story following Ella through the stages of life and her unique haunting - - the root of a paranoia we probably all share.  The uncanny is an element very present in this film, and it was woven with supernatural overtones that create a very solid pathos with its conclusion.  It will make quite an emotional film, but this funding drive also goes beyond the movie itself.

This is the first official production under the banner of Texas TalEntertainment, a production company devoted to highlighting Texan-trained talent.  It will serve as a hybrid of working professionals and aspiring actors and crew with a history in the collegiate and UIL high school talent pools to act as a springboard for the next generation of filmmakers in the state.  This includes those from the past, present and future in order to encompass all ages and types.  Named in honor of Tal Lostracco, a high school and collegiate educator who served as a mentor to innumerable students, my hope is it will operate as a vital fuse in connecting the actors, whom teachers spent countless hours training, to the working world of film.  Presently, those students must start from scratch and might wait ten years before gaining such a useful, professional experience.  Texas TalEntertainment can change that.  Ultimately, I envision a rotating roster of writers, directors, actors, editors, cinematographers, and audio professionals contributing to the continuing education of those who want to learn these trades while making an outstanding film.

The funds collected here will be used to pay the professionals whose bios are provided below, and to cover costs related to the production such as equipment rentals, catering, props, insurance, etc.

Risks and challenges

We've surrounded this project with top-tier talent and an equipment rental package to make this a real contender on the festival circuit. It will be shot in 4k resolution, and the aim is to make it ready for projection at a slew of great venues. This venture comes swiftly on the heels of my last short film, and I am absolutely committed to making it a superior, cinematic experience. I also come to this equipped to do every element of post-production on my own, if necessary. If we raise the amount it would allow me to pay for post- out of my own pocket and make the project even better.

Any pledge is greatly appreciated!

Meet our Cast/Crew:

Joe Reynolds was trained in acting at UT Austin and then Yale, where he received his MFA. His work has been seen at Cannes in the film, 'Los Bastardos', in Linklater's 'Bernie', on television in 'Frasier', 'Medium' and 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine', and also from a history of treading the boards. He was awarded the Best Debut Performance at the Chicago Alt Film Festival for his role in 'Dead Dogs.'
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0721785/…

Lana Dieterich is an Austin-based actress, both stage and screen, and has been named a 'Top 40 Actor' in the city and 'Best Name to See In A Theatre Program' courtesy of the Austin Chronicle. Lana is no stranger to film having been a cast member in Richard Linklater's 'Fast Food Nation', Brian Poyser's 'Lovers of Hate' and 'Love and Air Sex', Sundance shocker, 'Teeth' and others; she has also been on your TV in 'Friday Night Lights'. She's a multiple B. Iden Payne and Austin Critic's award winner.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0226184/…

Tabitha Bingham is the 1996 recipient of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Really Useful Group Award for Best Actress in the UIL One Act Play contest and has always been primed for a cinematic appearance. She, too, was a student of Tal's; this is her first film.

Gordon Roberson is a theatre graduate of Southwestern University and was a cast member for multiple OAP state finalist plays and appeared in numerous mainstage productions while at Southwestern. Another ex-student of Tal's, this will be Gordon's first film, as well.

Macie Bingham, pictured above, is making her film debut. She has modeled for Ann Taylor and appeared in segments for News 8 and Univision in the Dallas market.

James Burgess will be our Director of Photography, and he hails from the Seattle scene, originally. Having shot at least nine features and many more shorts, we're in very, very good hands. See his past work at the link below:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1521497/…

Benjamin Tubb, a cinematographer, gaffer, and grip on numerous shorts and feature films, will be our Assistant Camera. He's originally from Allen, TX and studied film at Full Sail University in Florida.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2292475/…

Landry Gideon is currently in post- on his feature documentary, 'The Show Must Go On', an inside look at the One Act Play competition in Texas. The teaser trailer promised a great start on a very interesting film, and you should all keep an eye out for it. After studying theatre with Tal, he transferred to UT and graduated with a film degree. Landry also serves as a mentor for the Austin Film Society. He'll be handling our location sound.
http://www.austinfilm.org/education/filmmaking-mentors
http://oneactplaymovie.com/

Omar Godinez is a colorist going on 30 years. His work has been seen at numerous festivals around the world, and he is best known for his feature films including Linklater's first, 'Slacker', as well as 'I Spit on Your Grave', 'Primer', and 'The Courier'. He has also been the colorist for episodes of PBS' 'Independent Lens' series and for the children's show, 'Wishbone'.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2376235/

Mick McCormick, Producer, will also be Assistant Director and serving as Grip. Originally from Boston, Mick cut his teeth in the industry out in L.A. He is also an actor trained at the University of Rhode Island and will be a great boon to our productivity. He's currently a director with the Plano Children's Theatre.
https://www.planochildrenstheatre.org/about/staff/artisticstaff

Shelly Pinder will be taking care of Hair/Makeup and Wardrobe. After forming her own company, SPFX, she has garnered steady credits and does great work. You can see some of that at the following link:
http://www.shellypinder.com/

Brion Thompson is a freelance editor and VFX artist and will work closely with our colorist, Omar, and me to ensure a solid, final output. Having done commercial work for years, Brion recently completed an internship at Charlie Uniform Tango and is ready to put those skills to use.

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